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Department of Sociology

Sociologists study relations between humans in small and large social communities, between individuals, groups and organisations at the local, national and global level.

International conference and post-conference PhD-course, 30th and 31st of May, 2017 :

"Transitions to adulthood in times of inequality: the changing impact of intergenerational relations"

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NEWS | HONORARY DOCTORATE

American sociologist is awarded honorary doctorate at UiB

The distuingished American sociologist Arthur L. Stinchcombe has been appointed a honorary doctor at the University of Bergen.

New article

Class and food

Johs. Hjellbrekke and Vegard Jarness, in cooperation with Magne Flemmen from University of Oslo, have recently published an article in Sociology. The title is "Class, Culture and Culinary Tastes: Cultural Distinctions and Social Class Divisions in Contemporary Norway."

New article

Welfare and digitalization

Hans-Tore Hansen, Liv Syltevik (UiB) and Kjetil Lundberg (UNI Rokkan) have published an article titled "Digitalization, Street-Level Bureaucracy and Welfare Users' Experiences" in Journal of Social Policy & Administration

NEWS | CLIMATE

Social scientists strengthening their climate engagement

The sociologist Gisle Andersen wants the climate debate to be viewed more from a societal aspect. For this to happen, he believes the social sciences should get more actively involved in both research and the public debate.

New article

Crisis or Chronic Strain? Gender and Age Differences in Sickness Absence following Early Spousal Loss

PhD candidate Bo Wignes has published an article on effects of spousal loss in Journal of Health and Social Behavior.